Is anyone else having trouble adjusting to the new keyboard?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by Fullstop, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Fullstop

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    I'm coming from a rooted MotoDroid running Liquid GB, and this phone is miles ahead except the keyboard is killing me. I really miss the auto correct for I, I've, and the like, but the worst is I keep hitting the . when I am going for the spacebar. I've calibrated multiple times, but I always read, and type in horizontal and it seems like that woild have some effect on calibration overall due to button size and spacing from one o another.

    Are there any suggestions, settings or anything to maybe help with the auto correct, and the spacebar problem? I don't like using the suggestion boxes and such, it really slows me down due to the aggrivation I guess.

    Any help would be awesome, and will make you all royalty.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I have been using Swype on my DINC and it was one of the first things I installed on my TBolt. I find the standard Android keyboard frustrating. I do like on the standard keyboard how they put the directional navigation buttons at the bottom since it doesn't have a trackball or D-pad. It takes an extra maneuver to bring up a directional pad on Swype.

    The problem I am having is that the Tbolt is so large, that it is uncomfortable to Swype with one thumb in Landscape mode, so I wind up tapping instead of swyping, or even changing keyboards. Looking forward to a simple Root for the Tbolt if only so I can install Keyboard manager that automatically switches keyboards based on orientation (root only).

    Alan
     
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    I'm having a ton of trouble with Swype. Even when I go slow and I'm very careful, it produces bogus words. I absolutely cannot get it to recognize "still" (for example...there are many) no matter how many times I try. I end up pecking instead, which is very slow.
     
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    I've tried forcing myself to like Swype due to its rave reviews by many. However, I just can't like it. I took advantage of the Swiftkey 30 day trial a while ago. After using it for a while, I would switch back to Swype occasionally to retest myself on which I liked better. Swiftkey's prediction ability keeps me coming back to it. I am always shocked at the number of sentences I enter where all I do is accept the next word. It truly thinks faster than I do! My TB is on the FedEx truck as we speak so I can't comment on the stock keyboard just yet.
     
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    I love the keyboard in Liquid's GB too. I think you can get the Gingerbread Keyboard from the Market.
     
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    Hmm, maybe I'm just enjoying a new phone that actually works (came from a Samsung Omnia) but I find the keyboard quite nice. I've never been a fan of auto-complete because, for some reason, it really really hates me, so not sure that I could like swype.

    This keyboard in general has been working amazingly well for me. I might try a new one eventually, but for now, it works.
     
  7. want a droid

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    My only complaint is when you select a suggested word, the phone doesn't automatically insert a space. I find myself typing sentences with no spaces sometimes.

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    I have a hard time typing minute sometimes. Maybe I will give swype one shot on this one despite the fact I hated it on my d1. We'll see. I miss the physical keyboard on my d1 a little, the thunderbolt is only my second phone that had no qwerty since my Motorola razor (had a bb storm, hated it more than any phone) so it's a slight adjusting process. I do wish it would auto correct so I didn't have to put in the ' for I've and it's.

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    this is the only drawback i find no auto spacing. but i have big hands and big thumbs i was nervous to ditch the phys kb but i am getting used to it and i actually started using speech to text which works amazing. im loving everything so far and cant wait for some roms.............
     
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    Haha I also started using speech to text

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    I posted about this earlier, but is anyone else having an issue with the keyboard not taking the button presses?

    When I went to try out the TB, I had multiple issues using the keyboard. The biggest was that it didn't seem to accept my keypresses in that if I typed out "test", I would end up with "tst". It was almost as if I hit two keys to quickly back to back, the first keypress would not register. I had to hit the keys quite slowly and methodically for it to work for me.

    - Merg
     
  12. subguy812

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    My only issue as well..this HTC keyboard I thought used to have an option for place a space. Because I had it installed on my Droid for the longest time. I also like the Gingerbread keyboard
     
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